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Government Shutdown Could Slow Tax Refunds, Crimp Use Of Largest Federal Anti-Poverty Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A prolonged government shutdown could deliver a blow to many poor American families by limiting or delaying access to the federal govern...

Embracing Clean Energy in the Northwest and Beyond

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

This past weekend we announced that the Washington State Senate approved a landmark agreement between the Sierra Club, Governor Chris Gregoire and TransAlta to phase out the state's massive 1,600-megawatt coal plant between 2020 and 2025.

Cleared To Play

AP | TIM BOOTH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

SEATTLE — Washington backup point guard Venoy Overton was reinstated Sunday and will play in the NCAA tournament Friday against Georgia, giving ...

How to Stop Iran's Nuclear Threat

Alireza Jafarzadeh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alireza Jafarzadeh

The Iranian opposition movement does not ask for money or arms, much less troops. But it does demand that, at this critical juncture, it not be shut out of the Iran policy debate.

$40 Billion In Private Arms Sales Approved By U.S. in 2009

AP | STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. government approved $40 billion in worldwide private arms sales in 2009, including more than $7 billion to Mideast and North Af...

Five Fun and Fabulous Family Hotel Rooms

Elizabeth Thorp | Posted 08.03.2011 | Travel
Elizabeth Thorp

Traveling with the little ones is not exactly all sunshine and cupcakes. Thankfully, if you're clever about your destination, at the end of interminable plane/train/car/mule journeys lies salvation.

Weekly Audit: Standoff Continues in Wisconsin

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Audit: Standoff Continues in WisconsinBy Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger The 14 Democratic state senators who fled Wisconsin to th...

Signs of Hope in Western States

Barbara Coombs Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara Coombs Lee

Historically, end-of-life choice has suffered at the hands of politicians. The people's simple yearning for freedom and control at the end of life has been no match for the heavy hand of politicians.

Losing Our Sons and Daughters: The Cost of Afghanistan

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The small percentage of Americans who have borne the brunt of the human costs of our Afghan war, the utter corruption of the government we are supporting, and the toll in civilian casualties all make the continuing of this war immoral.

Bernanke: Don't Sweat The Oil Stuff

Reuters | Pedro Nicolaci da Costa and Mark Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Tuesday the surge in oil prices is unlikely to hurt the U.S. economy unless it ...

100,000+ Protest Across America, 3,000 in Denver

Nancy Cronk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Nancy Cronk

Rallies were held at state capitols in all fifty states on Saturday, bringing out hundreds of thousands of Americans to stand in solidarity with workers in Wisconsin.

All-American Decline in a New World

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

History is being reshaped in such a way that previously major events may all be dwarfed by this new moment. Yet inside the Washington echo chamber, in which it can only hear itself talking, thoughts about such developments dawn slowly.

Presidents Day? Not Really!

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kenneth C. Davis

Created under the Uniform Holiday Act of 1968, which gave us three-day weekend Monday holidays, the federal holiday on the third Monday in February is technically still Washington's Birthday.

Government by Dinosaur Repellent

Ben Tripp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Tripp

I spray my yard with dinosaur repellent. It must be working -- I've never seen a dinosaur around here. That's an old joke, of course. But it's no j...

Our Forgotten "Presidents"

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In between the Declaration of Independence and George Washington's inauguration, there were 16 (or perhaps 13, or maybe just eight) men who were called "president".

Class Warfare Indeed

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Before I even begin here, I'd like to address what my critics will respond with, when they hear what I have to say. They're going to call these ideas...

Google Ranking The Presidents

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Howard Steven Friedman

We find that the Google rankings of presidents corresponds very well to historians' rankings.

The 'Blackest Name' In America

AP | JESSE WASHINGTON | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

George Washington's name is inseparable from America, and not only from the nation's history. It identifies countless streets, buildings, mountains, b...

Civic Developers Code for America on Presidents' Day in D.C.

Alexander Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alexander Howard

Data camp volunteers come together to donate more than money or blood: they exchange information and then apply their skills to creating solutions to the needs defined by a given set of societal challenges.

Time for a Syrian Revolution

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

For Syrians to finally depose their dictator, like Egyptians did, they have to go to the streets, despite the regime's promised violence. Today is the time. The Syrians should not miss their chance.

Obama's Recess Appointment of Ambassadors to Baku and Ankara Must Be Challenged

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harut Sassounian

Pres. Obama's unilateral appointments of Matthew Bryza as Ambassador to Azerbaijan and Frank Ricciardone as Ambassador to Turkey must be strongly chal...

Egyptian Revolution Fallout Rattles Arab Media Cages

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Fallout from Egypt rattled cages at the pan-Arab, Saudi-owned satellite channel Al Arabiya when presenter Hafez Al Mirazi threatened to quit if he was not allowed to discuss the revolution's impact on Saudi Arabia.

The Search For Meaning And A Coal-Free Washington

Mallory McDuff, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Mallory McDuff, Ph.D.

Surprisingly, the state of Washington has found a voice through faith that may set a precedent for climate action amid paralysis in the "other Washington."

Mubarak Just Does Not Get it

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

In his most recent speech to the nation, Mubarak could have saved face and stepped down. Instead, he proved stiff, which might cause him to break and leave in humiliation.

Super Bowl-Super Blowhards

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Franken

While it's true sports analogies are cheap, Super Bowl 45 (pardon me: XLV) is irresistible as a metaphor for American politics even though it's anyth...